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by vacant
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 2 batches poured down the drain!
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: 2 batches poured down the drain!

Ouch!

It's deep clean time. Many years ago one of the most experienced home brewers in the Bristol club had repeated infected batches. Deep clean eventually fixed it, no culprit identified.
by vacant
Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: What's the point ?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: What's the point ?

I'd try it. Over time these things improve. I remember the first veggie-burgers then last year I had a beyond burger - very impressed. I have Sentia on my to-try list, a non-alcoholic spirit. One of the founders is Prof David Nutt who got sacked from his government job mainly due to harm caused by d...
by vacant
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beer Engine gone wonky
Replies: 28
Views: 2160

Re: Beer Engine gone wonky

Looks perfect oz11. Very strange. A mate of mine is a whizz with IT. Perhaps I'll invite him round to have a look--in exchange for a few beers, of course! What resolution is your screen? I have 3840x2400 OLED laptop and 99% of stuff displays perfectly with the window scaling I have set though a cou...
by vacant
Fri Jan 12, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fridges and freezers that fit two cornys
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Fridges and freezers that fit two cornys

About five years ago I was given an old Hotpoint First Edition fridge. I removed the temperature control housing as my STC1000 would do that job - easy. I hacked out part of the shelf supports and part of the bottom door frame to give more space - easy. The cooling plate went from the front, along t...
by vacant
Fri Dec 29, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Saving yeast
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Saving yeast

You will never need to buy the same yeast again. Certainly for ten years True, but where that fit on my "effort" scale? These days I'm using Crossmyloof dried yeast 90p/pack delivered if you buy ten - chuck it in! I sometimes step up the free yeast from a bottle of Proper Job or similar I've got so...
by vacant
Tue Dec 19, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: "No-Chill" Cubes
Replies: 51
Views: 151542

Re: "No-Chill" Cubes

Just jumping in on this discussion because I'm considering no chill just to be more green. I'm BIAB and usually no-chill but if I use my immersion chiller, it's with reverse osmosis water I filter myself. Getting say 35 ltr or RO will produce around 120 ltr "waste" water. I collect this, then use i...
by vacant
Mon Oct 30, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: "No-Chill" Cubes
Replies: 51
Views: 151542

Re: "No-Chill" Cubes

PeeBee wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2023 12:28 pm
Sight-glasses on boilers is odd too. All that unboiled wort dumped in your fermenter. This way you do get the option to cycle the unboiled bit into the boiler.
Hold a bit of silicone tube over the top end and blow throw the other end.
by vacant
Wed Oct 04, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New container
Replies: 7
Views: 4517

Re: New container

60 ltr bucket for £25. I made my boiler from one of these, about £20 15 years ago ISTR.

More like it @LeeH & @MashBag?
by vacant
Thu Sep 28, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Help me lighten my mash tun
Replies: 16
Views: 8373

Re: Help me lighten my mash tun

One lifting point I have is holding my BIAB over the boiler to drain after the mash. I have a hook screwed into a carport rafter and use a £12 pulley to raise the bag above the boiler and hold it there. The other lifting point on a brew day is getting the wort into my fermenting fridge which is on a...
by vacant
Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: BeerEngine
Replies: 6
Views: 4185

Re: BeerEngine

Koofr is one of my backup options. 10GB free. It can run in the background. Anything you delete can be recovered from trash up to 30 days later. File versioning is a nice feature (e.g. if you accidentally cut from a file then saved it).
by vacant
Mon Sep 25, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: starting all grain brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 7706

Re: starting all grain brewing

These days I'd seriously consider an All-in-one like the Brewzilla or Grainfather. I learnt BIAB in 2008 from this info . I bought a 60 ltr bucket and immersion chiller from a homebrew shop then added a couple of kettle elements and used a net curtain and bungees to hold the grain. Couldn't be much...
by vacant
Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:30 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: starting all grain brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 7706

Re: starting all grain brewing

LeeH wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:11 am
Cross My Loof Citra 6.99 inc shipping
And their yeast is cheap. I'm 6 packs through a purchase of 10 and results are great.

My last order was from MM as I like the fine crush option for grain.
by vacant
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:15 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: bottles
Replies: 43
Views: 18585

Re: bottles

JonB wrote:Wow, even £30.00 gets you a reasonable one these days! I paid £40.00 for mine in ~2013...
https://brew2bottle.co.uk/products/benc ... pper-agata
They're selling it for £24.95/free postage on ebay.
by vacant
Sat Sep 16, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: bottles
Replies: 43
Views: 18585

Re: bottles

My brews go into a collection of 24 Grolsch swing-tops and the rest into fresh 2 ltr PET bottles. I've never changed the seals on the Grolsch :oops: they all seem fine, and a few of the bottles are years old.

Maybe I'll ask Santa for a bottle capper just for fun.
by vacant
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Removing chlorine
Replies: 18
Views: 7822

Re: Removing chlorine

MashBag wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:30 am
Gave up? Was it cost? Taste? Or just decided not to?
  1. No Chloramine in my supply
  2. Most Chlorine expelled during heating to strike temperature
  3. One step removed from the brewing process
  4. No perceived effect on taste or smell
  5. Save a quid over a couple of years